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Off-day stories continue to roll in via my ever-updated practice post, and I tend to prefer to keep everything on one place so as to not monopolize KK’s front page, but this story from 97.1 the Ticket’s Jamie Samuelssen merits an entry of its own.
Samuelssen has found that more than a few Red Wings fans are suggesting that the easiest way for the Wings’ organization to remedy their mediocre playoff showings of late involve either firing coach Mike Babcock—who will coach in Detroit until he no longer wishes to do so—or GM ken Holland, and while Samuelssen believes that Holland and the Wings front office’s recent draft record in particular merits criticizing, he doesn’t buy the concept that the answer to the Wings’ underwhelming springs since 2009 involves kicking Babcock or Holland to the curb:
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Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was anything but happy while speaking to the media after the Wings’ 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators, speaking to the media and suggesting that the Wings couldn’t match Nashville’s four-line depth or scoring, and he’s particularly dissatisfied with his team’s trend of losing in lower rounds over the past three seasons:
Detroit -- With the Red Wings on the brink of elimination and captain Nick Lidstrom turning 42 in a little over a week, questions naturally turned to Lidstrom's future prior to Game 5.
While most NHL players his age have retired, Lidstrom still seems to have a lot left in the tank.
After Thursday afternoon's practice at Joe Louis Arena, Lidstrom was asked if let himself...
Regardless of whether you agree with Red Wings coach Mike Babcock’s assessment that scoring and depth up front doomed the Wings—and as Shark Circle points out, Babcock had hoped that the Wings would land a top-six forward as well as a top-flight defenseman to replace Brian Rafalski when he retired last spring—or whether you believe that the Wings might be better served to not...
Although the Red Wings said all the right things after their 3 -1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, you couldnt help but notice that each player had the "look."
Its not a look of desperation or of defeat; its a faraway, empty look of resignation.
Detroit is on the brink of being eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. And while they know what needs to be...
Amongst this morning’s crop of Red Wings stories, which include an, “It’s not over yet!” from WDIV’s Katrina Hancock and a<a href='http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2012/04/recent_history_tells_red_wings.html">a note about the Wings, “One game at a time</a>” mindset from from MLive’s Brendan Savage,, something inevitable this way comes...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Its a resolute group of Red Wings, who were getting set to play the Predators in Nashville on Friday night.
The requisite hallway soccer was in progress with nary a thought given to whether it might be the last hallway soccer 'til the fall.
Its a festival of shrug. What else can you do?
The game is an 8:05 ET puck drop. The Wings would like to be up to...
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They said all the right things. ”We had a good start.” “We created traffic in front of the net.”" We had some good scoring opportunities.” All the things you are supposed to say when your team has dropped a critical playoff game and put your team in a 3-1 hole with the light at the end of the tunnel getting dimmer...
The Detroit Red Wings’ 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators didn’t exactly leave me—or you—speechless in the quick take, but as fans like you and me ponder what’s going on with a clearly wounded animal heading into Friday night’s game (yes, it might be Nicklas Lidstrom and/or Tomas Holmstrom’s last games as Wings, and yes, we may have already witnessed our last game...
The Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators held dueling practices at their respective rinks (albeit with the Predators using their practice facility and the Wings, who face an incredibly steep uphill climb in attempting to force Game 6 and a delay in the commencement of our annuall Nicklas Lidstrom watch), at the same time, on Thursday, and MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that the...
from Kevin Allen of Rink Rap at USA TODAY, Last year, when the Detroit Red Wings were facing elimination in the playoffs, there were numerous stories about whether it would it would be Lidstrom’s last game.
My take back then was that Lidstrom fans shouldn’t worry because it seemed clear to me that he wasn’t going to retire last summer. He was playing well enough to win the...
The Detroit Red Wings have enough postseason experience to know any comeback starts with one win in a series where the first three games were decided by one goal.
The Red Wings are facing their earliest elimination from the playoffs since 2006. Edmonton sent Detroit home after six games; Nashville is trying to do it in five.
The Predators will look to advance for a second straight...
So much for the Detroit Red Wings being dominant at home.
In a playoff year where road teams are an incredible 17-8 thus far, the Nashville Predators completed a two-game sweep of the Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena with a 3-1 victory in Game 4, giving themselves a commanding 3-1 series lead and three opportunities to eliminate the Red Wings as the teams return to the Bridgestone...
In honor of our very own ping-pong bully, Todd Bertuzzi, the creative folk over at The Production Line got on their horses quick and designed a couple of shirts that are just too great not to share. I laughed hard on the second one. They're for sale here.
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In the end, just as most of the experts predicted, the Nashville Predators turned out to be the better team.
The Red Wings became the first team eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs Friday night when they dropped Game 5 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series, 2-1, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
"It's never fun to lose a playoff series, especially the first...
The Detroit Red Wings lost 2-1 to the Nashville Predators, and have been eliminated from the playoffs in the first round for the first time since 2006. I’ll post a quick take soon, but share your thoughts in the comments, please.